I wrote this post, then deleted it last night.
I rewrote it because, I thought the conclusion to a week of choices about kindness deserves simple language:
If we were perfect, we would never socialize. There would be no pull or reason because our perfect selves could supply exactly what we need.
But wisely, each of us were made with some talents, skills, or gifts and missing others. Our kindnesses are the exchange of support, advice, and time which keep everything balanced.
Sure there are those who choose to take too much, or not give at all. Even then, this magnificent system weaves others into the fabric to help with the healing.
If I needed any further proof, all I have to do is look at you all this week. I had a great need to know if choosing to listen to a stranger, give up time to give someone a ride, or do a favor made a difference.
You all supported me in the experiments and helped me look for answers. Thank you. Your words and works were kindnesses. Proof that when a need arises, other talents are pulled toward it.
Oh, that I had a thousand voices to tell you what a mysterious, throbbing, truly alive network our kindnesses weave. We have been crafted to need each other. Like the locking of puzzle pieces, our simple gifts to each other create a whole. I’ve been blessed to witness the pieces inexorably coming together this week.
For this I say, “Namaste” (I salute the spirit within in you) and…
“Thanks be to God.”